Brodelec meets growing demand for direct-to-fabric printing and small-scale personalization with Kornit Digital Printing Technology

April 16, 2021

Two years ago, Brodelec, already owner of six Kornit Avalanche Hexa R systems for on-demand DTG production, chose to broaden its scope of activity by investing in the Kornit Presto S, the only one-step solution and therefore the fastest path from design to finished product, making this model the most efficient and ecological fabric printing solution in France today.

Today, Brodelec does not regret this decision. Dominique Willems, CEO at Brodelec, comments: "We had already seen a strong trend for personalized items, whether in the furniture or fashion sector, but since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen a strong growth in requests for small-scale personalization. And that's exactly where Kornit offers us a solution with incredible durability and quality, perfectly suited to our needs."

He continues: "The Kornit Presto S has allowed us to bring our latest project to life: the creation of a website entirely dedicated to ordering custom masks. Thanks to an online editor and our 200 models, our customers can order their masks in quantities ranging from 1 to several thousand pieces if necessary. As the Kornit Presto is free of certain technical and chemical constraints and has adapted perfectly to Brodelec's workflow system; we are currently printing more than 10,000 masks per week and can respond to requests within extremely short deadlines while guaranteeing quality and sharpness of detail. The masks meet the recommendations of the AFNOR and are designed with a fabric that filters out particles in the air by over 90%! Therefore, the designed and printed fabric masks are designated as category 1 and meet the UNS1 standards. They are distributed after testing for 60 washes."

He concludes, "Working with Kornit Digital for the past 15 years has allowed us to successfully test rolll-to-roll (R2R) textile printing, which has allowed us to approach new customers and explore new markets."

Sustainable development: an essential aspect

Using NeoPigment Robusto ink, the Kornit Presto is based on a responsible and truly sustainable dry printing process. Its dedicated Robusto ink set is Oeko-Passport and GOTS certified, and does not alter the breathability of the masks produced by Brodelec, a vital criterion for meeting current health standards. This new set of inks has a short drying and adhesion time, allowing to produce high-quality finished products in a few minutes. 

Chris Govier, KDEU Managing Director: "Brodelec is a longtime customer and we are delighted that Kornit's direct-to-fabric digital production technology has allowed them to quickly adapt to new situations and open up their horizons and reap more benefits while meeting their customers' needs. We thank them for their testimonial, which helps demonstrate that the Kornit Presto is capable of printing very quickly and with very high quality on a wide variety of fabrics, making it compatible with a wide range of applications."

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